Biography of Richard C. Anderson
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Anderson, Richard Clough, was born in Hanover county, Virginia, January 12, 1750. As captain he served with gallantry throughout the revolutionary war, especially distinguishing himself at Brandywine, Germantown and Trenton: in this last battle crossing the Delaware in advance ot the main body of the army, and driving the enemy before him. Retiring at the close of the svar with the rank of lieutenant colonel, he removed to near Louisville, Kentucky, and became one of the most active and influential of those heroic men who wrested the state from the savages. He was a member of the convention of 1788, and in 1793 was chosen a presidential elector. In 1797 he built a two masted vessel, and shipped from Louisville the first cargo of produce that ever went from Kentucky direct to Europe. About 1785 he married Elizabeth, sister of Gen. George Rogers Clark. and by her became the father of Richard Clough Anderson. He married (second) Sarah Marshall, and by her was father of Major Robert Anderson, of Fort Sumter fame. He died near Louisville. Kentucky, October 16, 1826. He was a son of Robert Anderson, of Hanover county, Virginia, and Elizabeth Clough, his wife.


FROM:
Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
Volume II
By: Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. D.
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York 1915



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